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08/12/2013 07:52:40 PM · #1
Does anyone else ever feel like when they buy something new, their photography instantly improves (even if it is only in your own mind)?

Today I picked up a UV filter and polarizing filter. I took a few photos for the Warm Colors challenge and looked at them, and I felt my photography improved.

Granted, I do understand that new things can help produce better quality, but it just feels like my photos were leaps and bounds better. If that makes sense?
08/12/2013 08:13:00 PM · #2
It's not the equipment, it's the artist in you.
08/12/2013 08:24:25 PM · #3
My scores sent up since I got the 5D Mark III. That's proof! :)

Either that or it made me want to be extra better, because I have this new equipment and I want to do everything I can to show it off. Nah...couldn't be that :)
08/12/2013 08:27:34 PM · #4
Originally posted by giantmike:

My scores sent up since I got the 5D Mark III. That's proof! :)

Either that or it made me want to be extra better, because I have this new equipment and I want to do everything I can to show it off. Nah...couldn't be that :)


Yes, true enough. Sometimes the technology erases barriers which may have been holding an artist back. But, it's still the artist in you .... unleashed.
08/12/2013 08:40:45 PM · #5
It's the magic of new things ;-)
08/12/2013 08:44:04 PM · #6
Originally posted by tanguera:

It's the magic of new things ;-)


agreed! hahaha
08/12/2013 08:58:03 PM · #7
I totally notice this, and I think it has to do with the way we approach new situations, we have an open mind, free of preconception when we work with new gear, it strangely allows up to open ourselves up to new possibilities and new ideas that, while previously possible, simply haven't presented themselves to our consciousness.

Either that, or it's just fun to play with new crap, and we do our best work when we're having fun. ;)
08/12/2013 10:19:40 PM · #8
It's all part of the love affair we have with our new toy.
08/12/2013 10:33:39 PM · #9
New equipment always helps and for me there seems to a relationship between the results and the price, I got a blue ribbon on the first outing with a new Body so how could I not agree, but sadly I have not bought anything since.
08/12/2013 10:34:18 PM · #10
Originally posted by Cory:

... we do our best work when we're having fun. ;)


homo ludo
08/13/2013 07:35:53 AM · #11
Originally posted by hahn23:

It's not the equipment, it's the artist in you.


i have a 135L that proves otherwise.
08/13/2013 08:24:42 AM · #12
I do think it's both. You tend to feel more confident when you have something new. Which produces better results.
And the same time, better quality equipment also can produce better images.

I have seen some photos taken with a 7D and L series lens that look awful, and some with an XTI and kit lens that are beautiful.

Good equipment doesn't make a good artist, any more than having top of the line kitchen appliances makes you a master chef. Having good equipment makes it easier on you, but in the end... if you don't practice, if you don't have the talent and skill, all that high end stuff is just a waste of money.

Message edited by author 2013-08-13 08:25:15.
08/13/2013 08:29:41 AM · #13
Originally posted by Denielle:

I do think it's both. You tend to feel more confident when you have something new. Which produces better results.
And the same time, better quality equipment also can produce better images.

I have seen some photos taken with a 7D and L series lens that look awful, and some with an XTI and kit lens that are beautiful.

Good equipment doesn't make a good artist, any more than having top of the line kitchen appliances makes you a master chef. Having good equipment makes it easier on you, but in the end... if you don't practice, if you don't have the talent and skill, all that high end stuff is just a waste of money.


well said
08/13/2013 09:31:36 AM · #14
Originally posted by Denielle:

Good equipment doesn't make a good artist, any more than having top of the line kitchen appliances makes you a master chef. Having good equipment makes it easier on you, but in the end... if you don't practice, if you don't have the talent and skill, all that high end stuff is just a waste of money.

I do believe Denielle has answered her own question.
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